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Thousands return to eastern town of Sake

IRIN - December 6, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt least 15,000 people who had fled fighting in Sake, in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are returning home but without assistance, according to the local displacement returns committee.
Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President

VOA News - December 6, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeThirty-five-year-old Joseph Kabila has been sworn-in as the newly elected post-war president in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand, Mr. Kabila said he would only be guided by general interest and act as a faithful servant of the people. The ceremony was held under tight security in Kinshasa.
More fighting breaks out in the east

IRIN - December 5, 2006

Congo - Kinshasa map showing GomaRenewed fighting broke out on Tuesday between dissident soldiers allied to a former army chief and the regular army in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC Waits for Losing Candidate's Reaction Following Official Election Results

VOA News - November 28, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo remains calm but tense after the Supreme Court certified the electoral victory of interim President Joseph Kabila. The losing candidate, former rebel and current Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has yet to concede.
Army, UN troops retake Sake

IRIN - November 27, 2006

Laurent NkundaBetween 15,000 and 20,000 people have fled the eastern town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized from army dissidents by United Nations and government troops on Monday, the commander of the 8th Military Region said.
Dissident militias attack army

MISNA - November 25, 2006

Laurent KundaAt least three government soldiers were killed in an attack by dissident militiamen of former general Laurent Nkunda a Sake, 20 km. from Goma said the Armed Forces of the dem. Rep. of Congo (FARDC). There was also an unspecified number of wounded.
US Imposes Sanctions on 7 in Congo Conflict

VOA News - October 31, 2006

Laurent KundaThe United States has imposed economic sanctions against seven individuals accused of blocking peace and contributing to unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.President Bush Tuesday issued executive orders blocking the sale or transfer of any assets the individuals may have in the United States.
US Imposes Sanctions on 7 in Congo Conflict

VOA News - October 31, 2006

Supreme court of the Congo in flame after elections protestsThe United States has imposed economic sanctions against seven individuals accused of blocking peace and contributing to unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.President Bush Tuesday issued executive orders blocking the sale or transfer of any assets the individuals may have in the United States.
Interview with Valentin Mubake, representative of the opposition UDPS

IRIN - June 14, 2006

Valentin MubakeThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing to hold its first democratic elections in 45 years on 30 July, but the main political opposition party is not participating.
Security concerns in a "democracy without democrats"

IRIN - March 16, 2006

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are a near certainty, despite the obstacles that threaten a smooth transition to democracy. What is largely uncertain, however, is how stable the country will be in the aftermath of the polls.









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